1756 Antique Print of Pyramid of Caius Cestius by Giovanni Battista Piranesi - image 1 of 7

Veduta della Piramide di Caio Cestio, situate sopra l’antica Via Osteiense
This beautiful engraving depicts the Pyramid of Cestius (Caio Cestio) near the non-Catholic cemetery and the Porta San Paolo in Rome on the Via Ostiense.

Engraved and published by Giovanni-Battista Piranesi, a famous Italian engraver and architect. He was born in Morano di Mestre on 4 October 1720 and died in Rome on 9 November 1778. Piranesi was known by the nickname “Rembrandt of architecture”. The artist did not only reproduced the ancient vestiges of the power of Rome but was also one of the most authoritative archaeologists of his time. Despite a great reputation and magnificent fame, Piranesi never got rich because of the very low prices of his works. He was a member of the Order of Christ and the London Antiques Society. Extremely rare collector’s example from Piranesi’s first and most important work “Antichita Romane”


Dimensions: 509 x 309 mm; 12 x 20 inches (approx)

Year: 1756

Engraver: Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Technique: Copperplate

Condition: Line of folding, minor foxing, cut corners.


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1756 Antique Print of Pyramid of Caius Cestius by Giovanni Battista Piranesi


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